When You Give, Let it Go!

GIVING

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17

When we give, God says it’s to be with NO STRINGS ATTACHED! – “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:” (Matthew 6:3) The idiom “let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth” speaks of true humility and brokenness in our giving – and it’s “more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
It’s witchcraft to use your giving against someone you gave to. This is an inner evil, an iniquity that must be repented of and denounced. If you are going to give – just let it go! It’s wasn’t yours in the first place. You own nothing – it’s all God’s. “all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.” (1 Chronicles 29:14) ….

Of Matthew 6:3 William MacDonald writes:

“When the follower of Christ does a charitable deed, it is to be done in secret. It should be so secret that Jesus told His disciples ‘let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:’ Jesus uses this graphic figure of speech to show that our charitable deed should be for the Father, and not to gain notoriety for the giver. This passage should not be pressed to prohibit any gift that might be seen by others, since it is virtually impossible to make all one’s contributions strictly anonymous. It simply condemns the blatant display of giving.” William MacDonald, Believer’s Bible Commentary, p. 1223

Here’s a wider view of the passage:

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“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Mat 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
Mat 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:1-4

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The Key to Total Victory!

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IF GOD IS NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO YOU TO KNOW AND MEMORIZE IS WORD, WHAT DOES THAT REVEAL?

Want to know Jesus more intimately?

Get into God’s Word.

study bibleWant to get delivered?

Get into God’s Word.

Want absolute victory?

Be a fervent daily student of God’s Word.

Want to be on fire for Jesus?

Make God’s Word your highest priority.

Want absolute victory over Satan?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to learn the daily cross?

Get into God’s Word.

Desire to please God in all your ways?

Study God’s Word daily and diligently.

Want to walk in the Spirit and not the flesh?

Be a fervent daily student of God’s Word.

Want to have full assurance of faith?

Make God’s Word your highest priority.

Want to have all fear cast out of your heart and mind?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to be ready to meet Jesus at His soon return?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to be used of God?

Get into God’s Word.

research bibleWant to be able to defend the New Testament faith?

Be a fervent daily student of God’s Word.

Want to be proficient in God’s Word?

Study God’s Word daily and diligently.

Want your faith in God to grow?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to infuriate the forces of hell?
Get into God’s Word.

Feeling empty?

Make God’s Word your highest priority.

Don’t wish to remain ignorant any longer?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to know what to say to others?

Get into God’s Word.

Fed up with the lies of most ministers?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to be truly made free?

Get into God’s Word.

Tired of being coddled in your sin instead of given the divine, biblical truth?

Get into God’s Word.

Want to be a faithful messenger of the LORD?

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Get into God’s Word.

Saint, what Bible verse(s) are you memorizing today?

None of this will happen by accident. You must make Jesus and therefore His Word the absolute highest priority of your life!

God’s Word will never get into you – until you get into it.

You’ve rebelled long enough. Immediately memorize: Job 12:23; Psalms 119:89, 105, 130; Proverbs 4:4; 13:13; Jeremiah 15:16; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17; 1 Peter 2:2

Writing out each verse with Bible reference on index cards will exponentially increase your ability to memorize. You do not and never have lacked ability but rather application. “Study” means to diligently devour and learn (2 Timothy 2:15). Now is your moment to repent and confess your sins and excuses. Denounce all of this satanic pablum spewed by those who desire for you to remain ignorant and dumb.

Get a King James Bible. Never mind the lying excuses of not being able to understand it. That is a diabolical myth. God’s Word is self-interpretative to those who study it.

Originally posted: http://safeguardyoursoul.com/the-key-to-total-victory/

True Ministers of Christ

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(PLEASE READ) “WE NEED MINISTERS AND PREACHERS WHO ARE MEN OF TRUTH, WHO FEAR GOD, AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS AND SET A GODLY EXAMPLE !!

A godly preacher will love you enough to preach the Truth to you and bring correction to you even if you do not like it! He will not be a crowd pleaser!! Woe to the minister who loves the applause of men and who avoids reproof, rebuke, correction and heartfelt exhortation! We are not called to be liked but to minister the Word of God.

SOME JUST WANT SWEETS WHEN WHAT THEY NEED IS THE STRONG MEDICINE OF THE WORD OF GOD! EVEN MANY OF OUR MODERN SONGS LACK GODLY CONTENT THAT SHOULD PUT THE FOCUS ON GOD HIMSELF. Some are very repetitive and very shallow and the focus is too much on me, me, me and how I feel.

Thank God for the ones that do glorify God! Just read an old hymnal when you are on your knees. You see depth and heartfelt convictions and biblical truths put to song.

We need godly ministers with the character of the men who served with Moses!

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predators larger shadowExodus 18:21 “Moreover thou shall provide out of the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers…”

MY HEART BREAKS THAT THERE ARE FEW MEN LIKE THIS TODAY. WHERE IS THE FEAR OF GOD IN THE PULPIT? WHERE ARE THERE GODLY MEN WHO HATE GREED? WHERE ARE THE MEN WHO LIVE AND PREACH THE TRUTH WITH INTEGRITY??

We need godly ministers who please God and do not tickle ears! Men who preach what is True not what is popular! Truth that convicts! Truth that converts! Truth that transforms people’s lives! Men filled with the Spirit of Truth!

We do not compromise the Truth, we declare the Truth! Truth is to be applied, not denied!

Spineless, soft, people pleasing preachers will tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear! Remember the local church will become like its pastor! He sets the example! I do not want pop culture opinions and smooth sayings!

1. A.W. TOZER : “I pray I may preach with such convicting power that my people will sweat. I do not want them to leave my services always feeling good. The last thing I want is to give them some kind of religious tranquilizer and let them go to hell in their relaxation! The messages in our churches should make backslidden Christians sweat!”

2. A.W. TOZER: ‘The pastor when facing his congregation on Sunday dare not think of the effect that his sermon will have on his job, his salary or his future relationship with the Church. No man is a good preacher who is not willing to lay his future on the line every time he expounds the Word!”

2nd Timothy 4:2-4 “Preach the Word: be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

DEAR FRIEND WE ARE IN THESE TIMES RIGHT NOW!!! FEW PREACH THE WORD! FEW REPROVE THEIR PEOPLE! FEW REBUKE ANYONE LEST THEY LOSE PEOPLE AND MONEY! MOST WILL NOT ENDURE “SOUND DOCTRINE.”

deceiverssmallThey want an instant “easy-going, relaxing” cozy false gospel that feeds their lusts for the things of the world! Where are the godly pilgrims who are on the narrow road that leads to heaven?? Pilgrims who set their affections on things above not on earthly things! The earth bound gospel that focuses our attention on the world is not the real gospel. The real gospel produces a person who is radical for Jesus and lives holy unto the Lord in a rotten sin-filled world!!

3. Let me give you one more quote from A.W. TOZER- “In many Churches the gospel has been so watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were medicine it would not cure anyone.” SHARE THIS POST WITH OTHERS AS THE LORD LEADS YOU.

PS-Jesus Himself said “the lusts of other things will choke the Word and it will become unfruitful.” Preachers who focus on “things” and not on knowing our high and holy God are deceiving you! Wake up and read the Word and develop discernment!

Originally Posted: http://safeguardyoursoul.com/true-ministers-of-christ/

Are YOU Marriage Material?

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Are you approaching daily life and marriage with a SERVANT’s heart or to get your own “needs” met?

Are you personally denying yourself daily, taking up the cross, and following Jesus?

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REPENT FOR REAL, LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE WITHOUT RESERVE AND BEGIN TODAY SERVING HIM AND OTHERS – NOT YOURSELF! MEMORIZING PHILIPPIANS 2:3-5 WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. PRAYERFULLY READ THIS VITAL PASSAGE IN YOUR BIBLE STUDY EVERY SINGLE MORNING!

“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3

GOT YOUR SEAT BELT ON? IN MARRIAGE, the wife is to be loved, provided for, protected, and to be cherished by the husband, even as Christ loves and does with His church (Ephesians 5:25-30). In a marriage between a man and woman that glorifies God, there must be a foundational biblical revelation of the purpose for which men and women were originally, uniquely created. Satan has come in like a massive flood upon the minds of the “weaker vessel” to convince her that she needs all kinds of things that God never ordained or said were needs. In the unchanging divine economy, the most beautiful of all His creation, the woman, is to be the “helpmeet” (companion, helper, help mate to accomplish GOD’s will) of the man (Genesis 2:18). A godly relationship must be founded and grounded on God’s Word – both the man and woman repenting and learning and DOING what God has stated for their respective, unique roles. We must get rid of all we’ve ever learned from the wicked worldly societies we’ve learned from (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-25., etc.). If you are praying for that godly mate and yet are not diligently studying and learning to be a humble, serving-God-and-others disciple of Jesus, God sees it and will not plague someone else’s life by putting you with them. Those who aren’t learning to serve are devils, plain and simple. You are not ready and will not be till you lay down your own life and die. It’s time to take your own sins into account and cease pointing the finger (Job 19:28). You must trash the “What’s in it for me” motto which is for Satan’s children.

serve-humility-feetDie. Now. Lay down your life today. You’ve made religious excuses long enough. You’ve listened to the devil wolves like Osteen who promised you your best days are yet to come and yet you are an apostate counterfeit heading for hell. They refuse to preach repentance, the first word/command of the original Gospel (Matthew 3:2; 4:17; Acts 3:19, etc.). They lied to you and you listened all because you are not yet real with God (John 3:19-21; 2 Timothy 4:2-4). If you don’t truly repent for real and you marry, you will be personally responsible before the LORD for much destruction – as in how you will be the reason for much hurt and sin in that fabricated marriage. If you choose today to truly go before God and repent, you will, without exception, trash what you’ve learned from the world and begin to allow the constitution of your heart and life to be rewritten with God’s Word. There are people all around us who’ve wasted the best years of their lives living with a prideful, self-serving heart – people who’ve prayed for a godly mate while refusing to be godly themselves.

“Amen! The first step to finding a Godly Man or A Woman is by being one yourself.” Eliset Igat

Fresh Start with the LORD

Originally Posted: http://safeguardyoursoul.com/are-you-marriage-material/

How We Know the Bible is the only Holy Book

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This is an essential component of divine truth imperative for a sound foundation.

“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” Isaiah 46:9-10

ONLY GOD COULD KNOW “THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.” (ISAIAH 46:9-10) PLEASE MEDITATE ON THIS. THE WORD OF GOD IS SEEN TO BE JUST THAT BECAUSE IT FORETOLD IN DETAIL BEFOREHAND MANY EVENTS THAT HAVE COME TO PASS JUST AS THEY WERE SPOKEN HUNDREDS AND SOMETIMES THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE THEY HAPPENED. FOR EXAMPLE: THE EXACT TOWN THE MESSIAH WAS TO BE BORN IN WAS FORETOLD (BETHLEHEM) AND HE WAS (MICAH 5:2), THAT HE WOULD BE MIRACULOUSLY BORN OF A VIRGIN AND HE WAS (ISAIAH 7:14), THAT HE WOULD BE CALLED EMMANUEL AND HE WAS AND IS (ISAIAH 7:14), THAT HE WOULD BE BETRAYED FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER AND HE WAS (ZECHARIAH 11:12-13), …. MORE ON THE CHART BELOW.

The LORD told us in His Word that not one of His promises, including the prophecies of His and our Messiah, would ever fail. They are as sure as life and the One who gave it.

“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail … ” Isaiah 34:16

No other “holy book” can make this claim (foretelling the future and their exact fulfillment) which makes them false, counterfeit.

THESE PROPHETIC PROMISES AND THEIR FULFILLMENT WOULD BE STATISTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE UNLESS THEY ORIGINATED FROM GOD WHO TELLS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.

More prophecies and their fulfillment on the chart below. Please pore prayerfully over the list of these prophecies and their fulfillment and please help others to know this amazing, divine phenomenon.  This will be the most foundation-building study of your whole life. This is essential in being truly grounded in Christ.

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A Fresh Start With God

“Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 18:31

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“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” Ezekiel 36:26-27

New Creatures in Christ

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Fresh Forgiveness

“Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamenations 3:19-26

Fresh Oil

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” Psalms 92:10

Are you in need of a fresh beginning? Are you genuinely open to and ready to hear and obey the truth in order to be blessed with a new beginning? If so, keep reading, open your whole heart, and get ready to be blessed.

1. Schedule God into your very waking moments for prayer communion and the study of His Word (Ps. 5:3; 63:1; Mk. 1:35). He is the Cornerstone of your day and life.

2. Study God’s Word diligently: Get blank index cards and get ready to begin capturing God’s Word and memorizing it (Prov. 4:4, 21; Jn. 5:39; 2 Tim. 2:15). Carry those Scriptures on index cards where ever you go and read, meditate and memorize them. Feed on God’s Word (1 Pet. 2:2).

3. Get a King James Bible and discard all artificial, supposedly “easy to understand” counterfeit, corrupt Bible versions. See “Bible Versions” page at http://www.SafeGuardYourSoul.com

4. Confess, repent of, and forsake all known sins before the LORD, beginning with the sin of not placing the LORD first in your life (Exod. 20:3-4; Prov. 28:13; 1 Jn. 1:9).

5. Be resolved in the truth that you have been granted a whole new life and that you are not your own but the LORD’s who bought you with His precious blood (Acts 20:28; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 5:17-18).

6. Daily expect persecution, suffering, testings, and trials for the Word’s sake (Mk. 4:17; 2 Tim. 3:12; James 1:2-4; 1 Pet. 4:12).

7. Communicate the Gospel of Jesus to others in everyway that you possible can. Number your short days on this earth and redeem or buy back for lost time (Ps. 90:12; Eph. 5:16). Ask the LORD to make you fruitful in His eternal kingdom and that your fruit will remain (Ps. 2:8; Jn. 15:16).

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10

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